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Volvo EX90: advanced driver assistance system of the flagship SUV

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The future EX90 SUV will be able to monitor the world around it more closely than any Volvo before it, both inside and out.

Volvo will reveal the EX90 on November 9, at which point it will debut a new “driver awareness system.”

Using two cameras, the electric SUV will follow the driver’s eyes. It measures how long a driver is looking at the road and, “taking into account natural variations”, it determines why they are not paying attention.

“Does the driver look at the road too little? It could be a sign that they’re visually distracted, maybe not looking at their phone,” says Volvo.

“Too much? This could be a sign of cognitive distraction, which could mean that the driver is preoccupied with his thoughts to the point where he no longer registers what he’s looking at.”

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Steering wheel sensors are also used to track the driver’s actions. If the driver pulls away, the car gently warns him before picking up more of his voice and eventually pulling over to the side of the road.

Variants of Volvo’s system, which the Swedish brand no doubt considers less advanced, are found in most cars today. Some are capable of warning drivers when their eyes are off the road, others are capable of stopping when their driver is incapacitated.

On the outside, the EX90 will be equipped with a LiDAR sensor, which Volvo says could reduce traffic accidents by 20 percent if widely deployed.

The EX90’s roof will have a LiDAR sensor capable of detecting pedestrians up to 250 meters away or detecting a black tire on the road up to 120 meters away at night, which Volvo says makes it safer than cars with cameras, radars or a combination of both.

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“By combining our advanced sensors, proprietary software and the vehicle’s core computing power, we are introducing redundancy for added safety and aim to offer a car that can track more potential hazards than we ever have before – both outside and inside “, says Volvo.

“We believe the EX90 is the safest Volvo car ever to hit the road,” said Joachim de Verdier, Head of Safety Automation at Volvo Cars.

“We combine our understanding of the external environment with our more detailed understanding of driver attention. When all our security systems, sensors, software and computing power come together, they create a preventative security shield around you – and you won’t even know it’s there until you need it.”

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As for the EX90? The images filed with the European Union Intellectual Property Office have been published for the first time Worldscoopshow an upright SUV that borrows a lot from the Volvo Concept Recharge.

Separate binder, removed Motor 1suggests the Embla name will be used alongside the EX90 badge.

The front end has thin lights and a closed grille due to the electric transmission, while the side profile is part SUV and part Cross Country wagon.

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Flat, aero-style door handles are becoming more common in today’s electric vehicles. The raised window line and strong shoulders are classic Volvo, while the rear end features the evolved subtle light signature that characterizes the brand’s current range.

We wait to see XC90 successor by the end of 2022. When it hits the market, the car will debut a new architecture for Volvo.

Flat, aero-style door handles are becoming more common in today’s electric vehicles. The raised window line and strong shoulders are classic Volvo, while the rear end features the evolved subtle light signature that characterizes the brand’s current range.

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Reportedly an enhanced version of the current car’s SPA architecture, which underpins the brand’s midsize and large vehicles, it will support both electric and gasoline power, with the latter likely to feature mild hybrid or hybrid systems.

The SPA2 electric cars will reportedly have a completely flat floor, shortened overhangs and a forward-facing cabin, while the combustion engine models will have more conventional interior proportions.

Previous reports indicated that the XC90 replacement would be offered with only electric powertrains. The current XC90 will stick around for a few more years to offer buyers who want a petrol engine as an option.

MORE: Everything Volvo XC90

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